Herbert Schofield

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Herbert Schofield was a Principal of Loughborough College, which became Loughborough University, for 35 years (1915 - 1950).[1]


Schofield was born 8 December 1882 in Halifax, West Yorkshire. He served an engineering apprenticeship and later achieved a BSc in Physics from the University of London. In 1918 he married Clara Johns (1890-1928): they had a daughter and an adopted son. In 1923 he achieved a PhD for research in internal combustion engines. He died on 18 September 1963 in Loughborough.[1]


He was the first Chairman of his local district association of Rotary International in 1928, and President of Rotary International Britain & Ireland in 1931–2, and Vice-President of Rotary International 1933–4.[2] He was awarded the MBE in 1917 and the CBE in 1947.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Oxford Dictionary of National Biography accessed 13 July 2009
  2. ^ Rotary First A history of district 1070

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